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These early works themselves are the result of a continual traditional growth, and
to ascertain the dates of their final versions helps in no way to estimate the actual
age or reliability of much of the material they contain. All that can be said is that ...
The article is divided into the following sections: Irish Gaelic 609 Early period
Middle period Late period The Gaelic revival Scottish Gaelic 6 1 1 Writings of the
medieval period Continuation of the oral tradition The 1 7th century
The early Prose. The early Irish epic was a prose narrative that Irish epic usually
contained non-narrative poetic passages, often in dialogue form. The
resemblance between this and the type of epic found in early Sanskrit suggests
that the ...
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